Tualatin Bike/Ped Bridge: Medium-Term Gratification

The Oregonian yesterday had a brief piece on a new bike/ped bridge that will open in a few weeks, crossing the Tualatin river.

As a member of TPAC (Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee), I had a chance to score and recommend this project as part of the State “Transportation Enhancements” competitive process.

I feel a tinge of gratification watching it turn into reality. Often the results of time spent as a citizen rep in government planning processes are esoteric and very long term. It’s nice to see this one done.

I also learned something from the article that I didn’t know: when this bridge was originally conceived twenty-plus years ago, it was as an auto bridge!

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